Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

European Commission - Press release Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness Brussels, 26 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy. The new rules will improve the functioning of the Digital Single Market and … Continue reading Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

EDPS Guidelines on Cloud Computing

The EU institutions, bodies and agencies (“the EU institutions”) have been considering the use of cloud computing services because of advantages such as costs savings and flexibility gains. They are nevertheless faced with the specific risks that the cloud computing paradigm involves and remain fully responsible regarding their data protection obligations. For cloud services, the … Continue reading EDPS Guidelines on Cloud Computing

Terms of service and human rights: an analysis of online platform contracts

The finding of the report, titled "Terms of service and human rights: an analysis of online platform contracts" partly based on the Council of Europe’s Guide to Human Rights for Internet Users, demonstrate just how difficult it can be for Internet users to understand and thereby consent to the terms of service of online platforms … Continue reading Terms of service and human rights: an analysis of online platform contracts